Sauerland Ramsbeck Visitor Mine


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An adventure awaits you in our disused ore mine.

Go on a voyage of discovery through dark tunnels. The ride on the rumbling mine train is unforgettable. Underground you will learn how lead and zinc ores were mined here until 1974. It gets really loud when the drill rig is demonstrated.
The exhibition in the listed Kauen building tells even more about the world of the miners. Tools, machines and sparkling minerals await them there. An exciting and informative experience for young and old.

Simply reserve seats online in the mine train

Eingang Sauerländer Besucherbergwerk

Unter Tage

In der Waschkaue


Sauerländer Besucherbergwerk Ramsbeck

Kinder in der Grubenbahn

Kinder im Bergwerk





Sauerland Ramsbeck Visitor Mine

Glück-Auf-Straße 3

59909 Bestwig

Telefon: 02905-250

Fax: 02905-850540



Informative journey through time: the mining museum

Where did the mine manager have his desk? Where were the pay packets issued? What did the miners need the pipes under the ceiling for? From medieval mallets and irons to the large drilling rigs of the 20th century, the journey through time in the Mining Museum takes you above ground.

One of the highlights is the ride on the mine train.

Put on your helmet and ride the original mine train into the dark Eickhoff gallery. After a 10-minute ride, the underground tour begins. They discover the huge underground double-drum winding machine, the blind shaft that leads 420 meters into the depth, the tipping point and much more.

Nature and industrial culture: the mining hiking trail

The Ramsbeck mining hiking trail begins directly at the visitor mine. The 11-kilometer round tour not only offers great views. 41 informative panels explain how strongly mining has shaped the Ramsbeck landscape.

Audioguide: Anaudioguide accompanies our Dutch guests on their tour underground.

Special offers for children's birthday parties, school classes and families.

For more information, visit

Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 09:00-17:00, last entry around 16:00
Open on Shrove Monday, Easter Monday and Whit Monday
Partially closed December to February, please see homepage.

Entrances with the mine train are at 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, in case of high demand more often.
Please be there at least 20-30 minutes before departure.
Online reservation is recommended during school vacations:

The Sauerland Visitor Mine is an attraction of WasserEisenLand - Industrial Culture in Südwestfalen.

Main opening times:

Day From Until
Sunday 09:00 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 17:00
Thursday 09:00 17:00
Friday 09:00 17:00
Saturday 09:00 17:00


Erwachsene (ab 16 Jahre): 11,00 €
ermäßigt (Kinder, Schüler, Schwerbehinderte): 7,00 €
Familienkarte: 29,00 €
Kinder bis einschließlich 3 Jahre: frei
Gruppen ab 20 Personen: Erwachsene: 9,50 €
Gruppen ab 20 Personen: ermäßigt: 6,00 €

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